But it was the maintaining the positive position that was the trouble, because each and every night in-between sessions, I would lay in odd ways to find momentary comfort and then pay for it when the morning came. I was overcompensating for a turned vertebrae that pressed on a nerve, that ended up reeking havoc down through my spine, into my hips and buttocks and finally into my feet, and of course, it worked the same through my upper back, shoulders and neck, causing all sorts of tension, muscle pulls and knots that began to affect my everyday ability to keep up with my work, and it seriously affected my quality of life.
At first trial, the side sleeper was a bit overly filled, making the pillow too tall for my picky neck and so I had experienced some renewed pains after the first night, but after removing some of the filling, I was able to find a perfect medium that worked well for my body. The side sleeper is a brilliant design, because as a notorious side sleeper who is very bad at it, and who tends to find a position that worked in the moment only to have the worst neck pull that lasted for days, it worked very well for me. So when my back has tension or pain, I can turn on my side and not worry about screwing up my neck, which after a month of testing I’ve been able to ease, as well as lessen the anxiety I had in the night. It wasn’t an immediate improvement, though after enough time, I found the right size, shape, and form that worked best for me, which is why Honeydew’s pillows are so successful, because they can form well for most people.
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Article written by Brandon Scott
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